Better test for lung cancer at St James’s Dublin

Lung cancer is the biggest among men with cancer in Ireland each year, and the second biggest killer of women. There are approximately 1,800 cases of lung cancer each year in Ireland.

At St James’s Hospital in Dublin about 450 cases of lung cancer are seen each year. Dr Joe Keane, Respiratory Consultant  at St James’, and has team, have devised a technique that could help to diagnose lung cancer earlier.

The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance people have to survive, and the tragedy is that many cases of lung cancer arrive in hospital too late for doctors to be able to do anything to help.


Broadcast on 01.07.2009 on Ireland AM